By Tom Amakri, Port HarcourtÂ
The candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the rerun poll in Rivers South East, Sneator Magnus Ngei Abe has raised an alarm of a plot by Governor Nyesom Wike, and the stateâ€™s chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to rig the forthcoming elections with financial inducement.Â
In a press statement issued in Port Harcourt on Wednesday signed by Chairman of his organization, Mr. Parry Saroh Benson, he stated that the governor had procured a loan of N9 billion to bribe INEC officials, buy off PVCs from the voters and compromise security operatives.Â
The statement further said that at a meeting held by the caucus of the governor in Government House, it identified Senator Abe as the prime target of their scheme and approved that the sum of N10,000 be set aside to buy each voters’ card in Rivers South East Senatorial District.Â
It stated that in Khana and Gokana Local Government Areas, the plot had commenced as some voters now scramble to sell their voters’ card at the mouth watering offer.Â
The statement urged the people of Rivers South East to demonstrate their strong will by rejecting the money offered to them by Wike as their future is more important than the pittance.Â
It assured that Abe is committed to championing the implementation of the cleanup of Ogoni land and the attendant benefits.Â
The statement also said that the media campaign team was not surprised as Mr. Wike from those who knew him closely, had never been a democrat.